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History 101

Southern Pacific Railroad Station: 209 State Street

An excerpt from Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo. Read story.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Water Systems in Early Days

Santa Barbara's padres faced water shortages. Read story.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Cabrillo Pavilion: 1118 East Cabrillo Boulevard

Here’s an excerpt from ‘Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo’. Read story.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Architect Joseph J. Plunkett

In his remarkable career, he designed many of Santa Barbara's gems. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Fithian Building: 625-635 State Street

An excerpt from Santa Barbara: A Guide to El Pueblo Viejo. Read story.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Mira Vista Estate

Grew with Montecito's move from farming to affluence. Read story.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Montecito's Riven Rock

The fabled estate housed Stanley McCormick, while he dealt with schizophrenia in the early 1900s. Read story.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Mesa: From Chumash Times to Now

A brief history of the ocean-side neighborhood. Read story.

Monday, November 21, 2016

History of Oak Park

Santa Barbara's children donated their nickels and dimes to buy it. Read story.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Santa Barbara Was Once a Walnut Capital of the U.S.

Development and competing ag unseated the king crop after a century. Read story.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Chautauqua in Santa Barbara

Lecture and theater series crossed the country in the early 1900s. Read story.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Earthquake in 1902 Shook Los Alamos

'Quakes and aftershocks tumbled buildings and chimneys. Read story.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

The Founding of Lompoc

W.W. Broughton established the town as liquor free. Read story.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Jeremiah Brown's Body Lies in Santa Barbara

Brother to John Brown, his grave lay forgotten for decades. Read story.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Early Santa Barbara's Dibblee Brothers

With partner W.W. Hollister held 140,000 acres in Santa Barbara County. Read story.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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